Sedalia, MO on August 16, 2019
Judge Kevin Jorgensen, WI, placed 65 head.

Champions and Placings below.

Lineup for selection of Junior Champion
Great group of heifers for Junior Champion

Junior champion Pullout
1st Spring Calf, 1st Winter Calf, 1st Fall Calf, 1st Winter Yrlg, 1st Fall Yrlg
Judge Kevin Jorgensen
Placing a class.

Dairy Agenda Today
David Jons reported on the Open Holstein show
on Dairy Agenda with the sponsorship
from MO Holstein Assoc.

Junior Champions
Honorable Mention: Fall Yrlg: Toecky Gold Chip Glenora, Tom Durst; Res. Jr Champion Fall Calf: Golden-Oaks AV Target, Lora Wright; Jr. Champion: Winter Yearling: Hammertime Brady Raelyn-ET, Blake & Lora Wright; Judge Kevin Jorgensen.

Junior Champion female was the 1st place Winter Yearling ~ Hammertime Brady Raelyn-ET, Blake & Lora Wright.
Res. Junior Champion female was the 1st place Fall Calf ~ Golden-Oaks AV Target, Lora Wright
Honorable Mention Junior Champion was the 2nd place Fall Yearling ~ Toecky Gold Chip Glenora, Tom Durst;
Intermediate Champion Lineup
A great group of young cows to choose from

Intermediate Champions
Intermediate Champ - Sr 3-Year-Old-Cow: Dream-Team Wndbrk Aubrey ET, Grant Groves; Res. Intermediate Champ - 2nd Sr 3-Year-Old Cow: U-Wing Damion Trademark-ET, Jason Ewing;

Intermediate Champion & Grand was the 1st place Sr. 3 Yr-Old ~ Dream-Team Wndbrk Aubrey ET, Grant Groves
Res. Intermediate Champion & Res. Grand was the 2nd place Sr. 3 Yr-Old ~ U-Wing Damion Trademark-ET, Jason Ewing
Honorable Mention Intermediate Champion was the Sr. 2 Yr-Old ~ Golden-Oaks Rayna-Red, Lora Wright

Senior Champion Lineup
A great group of mature cows to choose from

Sr. Champions
Hon Mention - 4-Yr-Old Cow: Toecky Buxton Scandal, Tom Durst; Res. Sr Champ - 5-Yr-Old Cow: Ms Scratchwell Siesta Red-ET, Matt Day, Janice Ling, Bill Scott; Sr. Champion - Aged Cow: Groves-Vu Brax Brooklyn-ET, Blake Wright; Judge Kevin Jorgensen
Intermediate Champion & Grand Champion
Sr 3-Year-Old Cow: Dream-Team Wndbrk Aubrey ET, Grant Groves
Res. Intermediate Champion & Res. Grand Champion
2nd Sr 3-Year-Old Cow: U-Wing Damion Trademark-ET, Jason Ewing
Sr Champion & Hon Mention Grand
Aged Cow: Groves-Vu Brax Brooklyn-ET, Blake Wright

Grand Champions
Hon. Mention - Aged: Groves-Vu Brax Brooklyn-ET, Blake Wright; Res. Grand - Sr 3-Year-Old: U-Wing Damion Trademark-ET, Jason Ewing ; Grand - Sr 3-Year-Old: Dream-Team Wndbrk Aubrey ET, Grant Groves; Judge Kevin Jorgensen; MO Miss Amanda Brooks

Premier BreederToecky Farm, Huggins, MO
Premier ExhibitorToecky Farm, Huggins, MO
Supreme Champion Lineup
Breed winners vying for Supreme Honors.

Supreme Champion of the Open Show
Supreme Champion - Brown Swiss Aged Cow: Groves-Sun Total Trustie ET EX 92-Ex 93 MS, Brittany Groves

Missouri State Fair Queen & Missouri Holstein Miss, Amanda Brooks were a great help all day!

Premier Breeder & Exhibitor Award
Holstein Show - Toecky Farm, Tom, Becky & Crissy Durst

Click here to view Open Show Results

Check out Jr Page for results of the Youth Show and Judging Contest!

Photos from The Shows!!

Pearl's Pics took some shots at the Missouri State Fair. They took lots of ring shots of all the breeds during the open and youth shows. You can follow the link below to view all of the photo albums.

Click on Pearl's Pics to view the Open show photos.

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Open Show Photos
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2019 Open Holstein Show - MO State Fair

Supreme Champion Photos
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Open Supreme Champion


Three Yr Old Missouri Holstein Show
The 2019 3-Year Old Holstein Futurity will be held during the Open Show at the Missouri State Fair, Friday, August 16, Sedalia, MO. Judge Kevin Jorgensen, WI, placed the two head in this year's class. KABA Select Sires will sponsor the top three adult
places with directors chairs! And ABS sponsors the first place Jr chair.

Missouri State Fair is the host of this year's futurity. We really appreciate their hospitality and effort they put forth to make everyone feel welcome. Thank you for supporting the Missouri Holstein Association!

Futurity class
A small class for this year's futurity

Top 2 in 2019 3-Year-Old Show
L to R: 2nd Place: C-of-O Mogul Frannie-Annie, College of the Ozarks; 1st Place: Toecky Braxton Golddigger, Becky Durst

Production Winner
Toecky Braxton Golddigger, Becky Durst
2-00 2x 305 22,440 4.1 909 2.9 652

A big THANK YOU to the additional
Sponsors for this year's Show!

KABA, Select-Sires, Inc.
Missouri State Fair

ABS - Jr Sponsor

I would also like to thank Ryan Bilyeu, Show / Futurity Chairman,
for all of his extra work in making this year's futurity a success and Missouri State Fair for hosting!!

A wonderful crowd gathers to watch the futurity and the entire show.


Twelfth Annual Cow of the Year Contest
Do you have a special animal on your farm? Is she a high producer, great flush cow, excellent brood cow, or just one that is a favorite for your family? The Cow of the year contest is for you. You can nominate any animal that you think deserves Cow of the Year recognition in Missouri.

This is a reminder of the requirements to participate. The winner will be voted on in the December Pulsator newsletter and the winner will be announced at the State Holstein Convention in January. A special traveling trophy and a personal award will be given.

2019 Requirements:

  1. Animal has to be bred & owned by nominator and be 87% RHA. May be adult or junior owned.
  2. Animal has to be alive on 1/1/19
  3. The animal must be nominated in any one of the four issues of the Pulsator Newsletter OR the Mid-States Holstein News with or without photos with indication of nomination in ad. Any size ad qualifies, but it must include the cow of the year logo in the ad.
  4. The animal must be a milking age female.
  5. Ballots will be in the Pulsator after the December Mid-States. Each paid adult or junior member, age 9 and up by January 1st (the year of the nominations) can vote. The ballots will include birthdates. Results will be given at the State Convention.

DEADLINE FOR ENTRY: The December issue of the Pulsator and the Mid-States is the final edition that an animal can be nominated for Cow of the Year. Pulsator deadline - Dec 1, 2019; Midstates deadline - NOVEMBER 20, 2019. Remember you must have an ad to nominate your cow.

You can nominate your Cow of the Year in the Pulsator this year! Let Jodi know ASAP if you would like to nominate in the September issue.


Northeast Missouri Production Sale
FRIDAY, October 18, 2019 ~ Memphis, MO

A group of dairymen in Northern Missouri are again planning a production sale for October. This will be the fifth year for this successful sale. Animals soon to be cataloged. Registered and Identified Holsteins ready to milk, springers, open heifers and some bulls all sell. Contact James Penn 660-342-0250; Wilson Martin 660-216-3558; or Tim Ewing, Holstein USA Field Rep 417-818-6455 for more information or to consign or to receive a catalog.

Missouri Dairy Business Monthly Update

Need to signup for the Newsletter!

Joe Horner, MU Dairy Extension Specialist, has published a monthly web publication presenting information on current dairy issues to people interested in the Missouri dairy industry for the past 19 years. If you have been receiving or looking at the web version on Joe's update this monthly publication will end in October 2019.

HOWEVER, A new MU Dairy Newsletter is being developed by MU's Reagan Bluel but new signup is required. Please click here to signup for the new monthly newsletter.

Missouri Dairy Hall of Honors Nominations Open

It is time for the annual call for nominations for Missouri Dairy Hall of Honors.

Past award winners are on the website: http://missouridairyhallofhonors.com/foundation-awards-program/

Nomination forms are attached and online at: http://missouridairyhallofhonors.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Award-Nomination-Form.pdf

for the:
1. Distinguished Dairy Cattle Breeder Award
2. Dairy Leadership Award:
3. Pioneer Dairy Leader
4. Meritorious Service Award:

Nominations are due back to Joe Horner by November 1st, 2019, either by e-mail or regular mail.

Missouri Dairy Hall of Honors
c/o Joe Horner
223B Mumford Hall
Columbia, MO 65211

Missouri Dairy Hall of Honors Foundation Annual Meeting and Awards Presentation
11:00 AM, January 31, 2020
Culinary Café, Eckles Hall
University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri

Thank you for helping recognize those who have contributed to Missouri’s dairy industry.

Beef after Dairy, tips for a successful transition

“Beef after Dairy,” an MU Extension workshop designed for dairy producers looking to transition to a beef production, will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday, September 17th at the Southwest Research Center, 14548 Hwy H, Mt. Vernon, MO.

“We’ve seen many dairy farms in SWMO, sell out over the past 18 months” said Reagan Bluel, Dairy field specialist, University of Missouri Extension.

Many of these generational dairy farms seek to transition into a cow calf beef operation. However, a dairy operation and a beef operation are very different enterprises.

“Although this is the last topic this dairy specialist would like to host, it is a much needed throughout the region to ensure financial success in the current agriculture marketplace,” said Bluel.

Click here for list of speakers and complete information.

New Farmers.gov Feature Helps Producers Find Farm Loans that Fit Their Operation

A new online tool can help farmers and ranchers find information on U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) farm loans that may best fit their operations. USDA has launched the new Farm Loan Discovery Tool as the newest feature on farmers.gov, the Department’s self-service website for farmers.

USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) offers a variety of loan options to help farmers finance their operations. From buying land to financing the purchase of equipment, FSA loans can help.

Farmers who are looking for financing options to operate a farm or buy land can answer a few simple questions about what they are looking to fund and how much money they need to borrow. After submitting their answers, farmers will be provided information on farm loans that best fit their specific needs. The loan application and additional resources also will be provided.

The Farm Loan Discovery Tool is one of many resources on farmers.gov to help connect farmers to information that can help their operations. Earlier this year, USDA launched the My Financial Information feature, which enables farmers to view their loan information, history, payments, and alerts by logging into the website.

Click here for farmers.gov website

Holstein Association USA encourages the use of RFID ear tags to meet USDA requirements

BRATTLEBORO, Vt., August 23, 2019 – USDA announced their implementation timeline for mandatory electronic animal identification for cattle earlier this year. By January 1, 2023 all dairy cattle will require an official 840 RFID ear tag for interstate movement.

The use of radio frequency identification (RFID) ear tags speeds up data collection and improves animal disease traceability. This improved level of traceability is crucial to protect the long-term health, marketability and economic viability of the U.S. livestock industry.

To initiate the move away from metal tags, and toward RFID ear tags, USDA has announced an implementation timeline:

• December 31, 2019 – USDA will discontinue providing free metal tags. However, approved vendors will be permitted to produce official metal tags for one additional year. Approved vendor tags will be available for purchase on a State-by-State basis as authorized by each State animal health official through December 31, 2020.

• January 1, 2021 – USDA will no longer approve vendor production of metal ear tags with the official USDA shield. Accredited veterinarians and/or producers can no longer apply metal ear tags for official identification and must start using official RFID ear tags.

• January 1, 2023 – RFID ear tags will be required for dairy cattle moving interstate. Animals previously tagged with metal ear tags will have to be retagged with RFID ear tags.

“Holstein Association USA encourages dairymen to consider adding or switching to RFID ear tags with their next inventory tag order,” says Darin Johnson, Holstein Association USA Dairy Identification Manager. “USDA has been providing free metal ear tags, so their implementation timeline has focused on the move away from them. For our members that have been using visual 840 tags, those animals also will have to be retagged after January 1, 2023 to comply with USDA’s RFID requirement.”

In order to purchase official 840 RFID ear tags, a producer must first obtain a premises identification number (PIN) from their state’s department of agriculture. Once a premises identification number is acquired, visit www.holsteintags.com to order tags or contact a Holstein Association USA customer service representative by calling, 800.952.5200.

Women In Dairy


Genomics "What you need to know"

Wednesday, September 11
Southwest MO **NEW LOCATION** Angus Branch Restaurant (next to Wal-Mart) Monett, MO: Introduction to Genomics
South Central group will have a social lunch.

Wednesday, October 9
Soutwest MO: Social Lunch.
South Central at Rocking Chair Restaurant, Conway, MO: Introduction to Genomics

Please contact Reagan for details at 417-847-3161 (text) or BluelRJ@missouri.edu

RSVP or questions: Reagan Bluel 417-847-3161 (text) or BluelRJ@missouri.edu

Deadline: Let me know ASAP if you want to advertise!

Place your Cow of the Year Nomination!


Missouri Holstein is excited to announce we will provide advertising in the Pulsator Newsletter. The next issue will be coming out in September. Both full color and Black and White ad options are available and very affordable. Circulation is across the entire state of Missouri consisting of over 200 dairy farmers.

Do you have seed or hay to sell? Cattle that you would like to move? Bulls to sell or are you needing some springers? This is the place for you. We would love to help you with your advertising needs. We can take your ideas and design your ad.

Full Page (8.5" x 11") - $100
Half Page - $50
Quarter Page - $30

Full Page (8.5" x 11") - $80
Half Page - $40
Quarter Page - $20

Click Here for Ad details and reservation form

Contact Secretary, Jodi Wright ASAP to place your ad. 417-743-2921-2679 or jwright@missouriholstein.com


Update: Dairy Margin Program Signup
June 17 - Sept. 20
New DMC Decision Tool

WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced today the availability of a new web-based tool – developed in partnership with the University of Wisconsin – to help dairy producers evaluate various scenarios using different coverage levels through the new Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program. For more information, access the tool at fsa.usda.gov/dmc-tool. For DMC sign up, eligibility and related program information, visit fsa.usda.gov or contact your local USDA Service Center.

NEW:The Department has built in a 50 percent blend of premium and supreme alfalfa hay prices with the alfalfa hay price used under the prior dairy program to provide a total feed cost that more closely aligns with hay rations used by many producers. At a milk margin minus feed cost of $9.50 or less, payments are possible.

Signup open from June 17 - September 20, 2019

Information regarding DMC can be found here.
New Program 2019:
USDA Dairy Margin Coverage Program,
- January Rate: 7.71. Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $1.79 per cwt.
- February Rate: 7.91. Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $1.59 per cwt.
- March Rate: 8.66. Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $0.84 per cwt.
- April Rate: 8.82. Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $0.68 per cwt.
- May Rate: 9.00. Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $0.50 per cwt.
- June Rate: 8.63. Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $0.87 per cwt.
- July Rate: 9.27. Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $0.23 per cwt.


LATE FEE of $10/Membership
AFTER APRIL 14, 2019
Memberships received after June 1
do NOT qualify for State Sponsored Awards

You can pay dues ONLINE or MAIL!
before June 1 to qualify for association awards.

PAY ONLINE (click here)

PAY VIA MAIL (click here)


Adult membership dues are a flat fee of $50.00 per herd prefix.
For each additional individual member per prefix, an additional $25.00 per person.
Those adult members who do not own cattle pay $25.00 per membership.
Junior members pay $5.00 per membership.
Removed from Holstein USA Membership March 15.
Late Fee of $10.00 per adult membership April 15 or later.

A paid State Membership will reduce your registration fees 
and other Holstein Service fees. State Memberships are renewed annually for both Adult & Junior Members.

JUNIORS: If you are a Junior only member (your parents are not state association members, and you wish to receive the Mid-States Magazine then you must include $5 additional (per family) with your junior dues in order to receive the Mid-States.

Membership registration forms are available for download - Click HERE.
Please send completed forms and a check payable
to Missouri Holstein Association to:

Missouri Holstein Association
Jodi Wright, Secretary/Treasurer
11449 Lawrence 2220
Verona, MO 65769

For questions or more information, email  jwright@missouriholstein.com



If you need a Missouri state member's phone, email
or address click on the link below.

2019 Missouri Membership List - By District

2019 Missouri Membership List - By Last Name


September 1 Ad deadline for Pulsator to Jodi

September 8 World Dairy Expo Entries Postmarked

September 11, 11am Women in Dairy: Introduction to Genetics
@ Angus Branch Restaurant, Monett

September 12 - All Day Southwest Center's Annual Field Day, Mt Vernon
Click here for speaker list

September 17, 6-9pm Beef After Dairy workshop, Southwest Center, Mt. Vernon

September 19 World Dairy Expo Entries Late Entry Deadline

October 9, 11am Women in Dairy: Introduction to Genetics
@ Rocking Chair, Conway

November 1 Missouri Dairy Hall Nominations Due.
December 1 Ad deadline for Pulsator to Jodi

March 13, 2020 Hol USA Judges Conference, Maddox/RuAnn Dairy, CA

National Holstein Convention 2012 http://www.holsteinconvention2012.com

Scholarship Listings http://www.hoards.com/youth/collegescholarships

Dairy Shrine Scholarships http://www.dairyshrine.org

FFA Scholarships http://www.ffa.org

Robthom Farm, Springfield, MO: http://www.robthom.com/

Groves-View Dairy http://www.grovesviewdairy.com

Missouri Dairy Hall of Honors: http://www.modairyhallofhonors.com/

Missouri Dairy Business Update: http://agebb.missouri.edu/modbu/index.htm

Missouri Dairymen’s Resource Guide: http://www.agebb.missouri.edu/dairy/

Genex Custom Collection Services: http://genex.crinet.com/page189/GenexCustomCollection

Missouri Dairy Association: http://www.missouridairy.org

Dairy Agenda Today: http://www.dairyagendatoday.com

Farms.com Classifieds-Post and search for everything farm related: livestock, feed and used equipment http://www.farms.com/classifieds

We would like to link our Missouri Holstein Members that have a webpage of their own to the Missouri Holstein Page. Would you like to have your page linked up with ours? Contact Jodi Wright through the feedback form and I'll explain how it will work. We'd love to have everyone listed. There is no cost to you for this service.


Tommy Scrivner
Phone: 417-543-0725

Vice President
Ryan Bilyeu

Jodi Wright
11449 Lawrence 2220
Verona, MO 65769

Director at Large
Scott Wilson


Mid-States Editor
Kate Geppert
4728 Co Rd 240
Kingdom City, MO 65262

National Director
Dwight Rokey
2021 F Road
Sabetha, Kansas 66534

Holstein Field Representative
Tim Ewing
4784 State Hwy PP
Fordland, MO 65652
417-818-MILK (6455)


If you would like more information on the following:

  • Cattle Available to Sell
  • Cattle Wanted to Buy
  • Consign cattle to State Sale
  • Request catalog for State Sale
  • Advertising in Mid-States Publication
  • Subscribing to Mid-States Publication
  • Senior Membership
  • Junior Membership
  • Show Entry forms
  • Information on Missouri Sho-Me Futurity
  • Want to advertise on Breeders Page on our website
  • Would like to link farm to Missouri Website
  • Other

Please email your request for information to the following email. Include the items you are interested in, your name, address, phone, and email.  jwright@missouriholstein.com


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